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PFL Author Talk: Cathie Pelletier

February 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Cathie Pelletier, author of Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952, as she reads from her book, talks about her work, and answers your questions.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Mockingbird Book Shop. This program is presented in person and live on Zoom.  Registration is required for the Zoom event only.

Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952 by Cathie Pelletier is a breathtaking account of the historic snowstorm that blanketed Maine and much of New England. Throughout the book, Pelletier weaves together a rich cast of characters whose lives were uprooted and endangered by the storm. But in the midst of the blizzard’s chaos, there were remarkable acts of heroism and courageous generosities. Doctors braved the storm to help deliver babies. Ordinary people kept their wits while buried in their cars, and others made their way out of forests to find kind-hearted strangers willing to take them in. Through these anecdotal stories, Northeaster offers a valuable reminder about nature’s capacity for destruction, as well as insight into the human instinct for preservation.

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February 17, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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